Genealogy Wise

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Death Becomes You

For Discussion of Death Records, Obituaries, Funeral Cards and Cemeteries as they relate to Genealogy.

Members: 46
Latest Activity: Oct 28, 2020

Some of the Funeral Cards found in Edith Melcher's boxes in and Katherine Bussey's garage

Discussion Forum

List of Helpful Cemetery Sites- Free Only Please

Started by Debbra Walker. Last reply by Terri Buster Jan 4, 2011. 5 Replies

How the Mind Works in a Cemetery

Started by Kay Adkins. Last reply by Teresa McVeigh Aug 15, 2009. 2 Replies

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Comment by Debbra Walker on July 22, 2009 at 7:49pm
Hello Liz, That is a great idea. Glad your Here!
Comment by Liz Loveland on July 22, 2009 at 4:38pm
I love visiting cemeteries, too. I'm taking an online genealogy class on gravestones and cemeteries right now and have been overly excited that our week's homework is to visit three local cemeteries. :-) Thank you for creating this group!

There is another group on here on gravestone symbolism, as you may already know. Perhaps it could be a sister group with a link in the info section?
Comment by Beth Gatlin on July 22, 2009 at 2:49pm
Hi Debbra! Thank you! *waves back*
Comment by Teresa McVeigh on July 22, 2009 at 9:34am
Hi Debbra,

Thank you for the two interesting articles you posted. We enjoy searching for headstones and in the UK for ancient Celtic stones.

Comment by Debbra Walker on July 21, 2009 at 10:31pm
Welcome to Kathy and Marilin. Glad to "see" both of you here.
Comment by Kathy Wait Myers on July 21, 2009 at 5:17pm
Hi! I'm another one of those freaks that takes pictures of headstones. lol! (btw - I see that the photo above is all stretched out. I think I read in another forum that it has to be resized to fit. I just wish I could remember which one!)
Comment by Debbra Walker on July 21, 2009 at 3:21am
**waves to Beth**
Welcome aboard Beth!
Comment by Debbra Walker on July 21, 2009 at 3:19am
Welcome Sandra, My Grandfather said it was a good day when he did not see his name in the obituaries.
Glad to have ya!
Comment by Sandra Johnson on July 21, 2009 at 1:56am
I had to join just to see what was meant by the group title.....was hoping I didn't read about myself, lol My grandfather was from Minnesota but ended up in Arizona. When family died, the Minnesota people would send photos of the casket, headstone, the funeral card, the obit from the paper. My mom kept them all. Now that I have taken over the genealogy, I find myself doing the same. Photos of the headstones can really help if the headstone gets lost with time or the elements.
Comment by Debbra Walker on July 21, 2009 at 1:31am
I enjoyed reading your comment Kay, my friends and family think I am nuts too. You are right though there is so much to be learned from the graves and cemeteries if you take the time to study them.
I find that most cemeteries are peaceful places and I tend to plan my weekends around day trips to graveyards in the area.
Glad to meet you Kay! Pull up a chair and make your self home

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